Motorists will not be able to drive on the upper deck towards San Francisco during this closure, but the lower deck toward the East Bay will remain open. Motorists have numerous alternatives for getting to San Francisco and for traveling around the Bay Area while the upper deck of the Bay Bridge is closed during Presidents’ Day weekend.
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Today Mayor Edwin M. Lee and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) announced that the number of people riding bicycles in San Francisco increased seven percent since last year and increased 71 percent over the past six years.
"Whether people are biking to work, to school or just to have fun, these latest bicycle counts demonstrate that San Francisco is a national leader in bicycle ridership," said Mayor Lee. "We are using innovative strategies such as bike sharing and installing sharrows, dedicated bike lanes and bike boxes, to make sure that our road network is safe and convenient." Read more.
Mayor Edwin Lee today announced that San Francisco received the 2012 Sustainable Transport Award from the Institute for Transportation and Developmental Policy, for the City’s innovative parking management system and cycling and public space improvements. SFMTA Director Ed Reiskin accepted the award during the Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting in Washington D.C.
“San Francisco is taking on problems all cities face, such as congestion and the need for clean transportation and open space, and finding innovative solutions that are being modeled throughout the country,” said Mayor Lee. Read more.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which manages transportation in the City, today joined Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Board of Supervisors President David Chiu to announce an on-street car sharing pilot program. Through this pilot, eleven on-street parking spaces will be dedicated to car sharing, enabling members of City CarShare to pick up and drop off car sharing vehicles in convenient locations. The six-month trial will include nine neighborhoods citywide.
“Car sharing is one of the many transportation options available to San Franciscans. It can help reduce parking demand and greenhouse gas emissions while improving mobility,” said Mayor Lee. “Studies show that each car sharing vehicle replaces about 15 private vehicles.” Read more.
Mayor Edwin M. Lee and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) announced that San Francisco has been designated as a Gold Walk-Friendly Community by the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center for the City’s walkability initiatives and programs. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, Walk Friendly Communities is a national recognition program that recognizes communities for their commitment to pedestrian safety.
“San Francisco is proud to receive this designation as a Gold Walk-Friendly Community,” said Mayor Lee. “From Sunday Streets to audible pedestrian signals to Pavement to Parks, San Francisco continues to find ways to make walking safer and more enjoyable for all San Franciscans.” Read more.